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Candace LaCosse

With an eclectic professional background in journalism, education, and art, Candace fell in love with shoemaking several years ago and has been making them and other leather accessories since. After apprenticing with shoemakers around the country, she opened her shop, Hemlocks Leatherworks, in the Lincoln Park Craft District in Duluth, Minnesota. She currently teaches and shows her work in high-end craft shows across the country. Her work has been featured by the American Craft Council, the American Craft Exposition, Star Tribune, Duluth News Tribune, Minnesota Public Radio, Making It Up North, University of Minnesota School of Fine Arts, Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, North House Folk School, and more.  For additional information, please visit Candace’s web site.

May 2020

Sew a Leather Market Tote

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$80 13 tickets left

In this class, we will learn the basic skills of leatherworking while sewing a classic 100% leather tote bag. Learn about cutting leather, preparing it for stitching, saddle-stitching and riveting handles. Leave with a beautiful Market Tote of your very own and the skills to do countless leather working projects for a lifetime Tote measures approximately 16”x14” and is made out of brown oil-tanned cow hide. All materials will be prepared by the instructor before class, but each step of…

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